Teachers Eat Free at Applebee’s on May 3rd

April 28 by
Filed under: Dining 

Applebee’s restaurants in Wisconsin are honoring teachers with a free meal on Teacher Appreciation Day.  On Tuesday, May 3rd teachers with proper identification can select from several free entrees at 38 participating Applebee’s locations throughout the state.  The free meal offer is available to both active and retired teachers.

Selections include:

  • Three-Cheese Chicken Penne
  • Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Chicken Tenders Platter
  • Fiesta Lime Chicken
  • Chicken Fajita Rollup
  • Oriental Salad

Beverage and tip are not included. For more information including a list of all of the participating locations and the acceptable forms of identification, check out the Wisconsin Hospitality Group website.


17 Comments on Teachers Eat Free at Applebee’s on May 3rd

  1. Cynthia on Fri, 29th Apr 2011 9:14 AM

    Free?! Why….their huge pensions aren’t enough?! Give me a break! How about giving a free meal to someone who is out of a job or working two or three jobs to make ends meet.

  2. Chris on Fri, 29th Apr 2011 10:32 AM

    Cynthia- why even read this article HATER!

  3. Maggie on Mon, 2nd May 2011 11:43 AM

    Sorry Chris but I agree with Cynthia. There are many people out there that could use a free meal and I don’t think teachers fall into that category. And asking her why she is reading the article is ridiculous. She’s reading it for the same reason all of us are, to find good deals!

  4. Sarah on Mon, 2nd May 2011 2:13 PM

    Just because everyone else is having a tough time doesnt mean teachers arent. How selfish can people be to think they are the only ones having a tough time? Its something nice they are trying to do, give them a break. No I am not a teacher, but I dont see why its NOT OK for them to get something nice. Unbelievable. some people.

  5. Lisa on Mon, 2nd May 2011 7:07 PM

    What about the steaks?

  6. Lisa on Mon, 2nd May 2011 7:12 PM

    That was a joke by the way. Oh, as far as teachers go…many of my friends that are teachers are now looking for jobs. They have been let go due to budget cuts. I wish people would stop complaining about teachers and get a life!!

  7. Lori in WI on Mon, 2nd May 2011 11:05 PM

    Applebee’s, thank you for annually honoring both teachers and veterans! We remember this all year and frequent your restaurants throughout the year. Thank you again!

  8. Doug on Tue, 3rd May 2011 7:52 AM

    Cynthia, some teachers ARE working two jobs to make ends meet. Thanks Applebee’s for showing compassion and appreciation (instead of ignorance like many people).

  9. Laura on Tue, 3rd May 2011 2:14 PM

    Hey Cynthia- I’m a new teacher working three jobs in three different districts to make ends meet. AND, I’m still not working full time. You need to do a bit more research about the reality of teachers before you make such harsh assumptions!

  10. santaallen on Tue, 3rd May 2011 2:47 PM

    Way to go Applebee’s!

  11. r.w. johnson on Tue, 3rd May 2011 3:19 PM

    Applebee’s is lighting up the smileboards of teachers with this event, trust me!

  12. Sarah on Tue, 3rd May 2011 3:43 PM

    Why do people need to turn everything into a political argument? That is why I stopped reading the Journal Sentinel comments!

    I’m not a teacher, but YEAH for Applebee’s!!!

  13. Ingrid on Tue, 3rd May 2011 4:26 PM

    It would seem that some people are anger because their income continues to shrink. I would ask how/why this is happening. Teachers don’t have any effect on people’s budgets.
    Now corporations that continue to make record profits while they move jobs overseas or cut pay. That’s who I would be angry with. I mean they need tax cuts and breaks (entitlements) just to make it right?. I think not.

  14. Alicia on Tue, 3rd May 2011 5:56 PM

    This is Teacher Appreciation Week. I would like to thank AppleBees for this one day to recognize teachers. Teachers will go in and enjoy the meal with their coworkers or friends. They are actually spending more than what the meal cost and having a good time. It’s called marketing. A lot of teachers don’t even take advantage of the free meal offer. I work in a school and it’s nice to be thought of sometime. For those who are complaining about a free meal why not write corporate about your place of employment and i’m sure they will offer you a free meal too.

  15. Steve on Wed, 4th May 2011 5:45 PM

    Yeah seriously… Cynthia, get a clue! I spent $50,000+ on a master’s degree in education, and I make $30,000 a year to get abused by “tough” inner city kids. I work 60+ hours every week grading/prepping/helping with extra curricular activities. No pension, just good ole savings just like everyone. And teacher cuts means nobody’s job is secure, no matter how good of a teacher you are. I’m going into my 3rd year teaching, and I’m looking for my third new job because I have no tenure. The grass is always greener on the other side.

  16. Jon on Thu, 5th May 2011 10:39 AM

    whaaaaa steve! Just another sob story from a teacher. Well guess what Steve…there is no such thing as tenure in my job. If I perform I get to keep my job, if not I’m fired. Pretty simple concept. Oh yeah, I also “get” to work until I’m 67, not retire with full benefits at 55. And poor Steve, he has to “work” 60 hours a week. Is that including your prep period and lunch? Let’s not forget that the $30k average is for 9 months of work. If you extrapolate that out to 12 months it comes up to $40k. I am college educated and would gladly take 3 months of summer vacation plus 2 weeks at Christmas and time off at Easter or a spring break. I funded over 1/2 of my retirement and sometimes have not had an employer sponsored health plan and when I did I was responsible for 20+% of the premium with increasing deductibles. So sick of the whining. Go get your free lunch already.

  17. Milwaukee Consumer on Thu, 5th May 2011 2:46 PM

    While we love comments from our readers, we didn’t intend for this post about the Applebee’s free meal event to turn into a political debate! Therefore, we’ve decided to close this post to futher comments.

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